Solstad announces contract award in Australia

first_imgThe vessels will work with the semi-submersible drilling rig ‘Ocean Apex’ throughout the one well campaign Contract award in Australia. (Credit: Solstad Offshore ASA) Solstad Offshore ASA (Solstad) is pleased to announce that the AHTS’s Normand Saracen and Far Senator, along with the PSV Normand Leader, have been awarded a contract with BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) to support BP’s Ironbark Campaign in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.The vessels will be working with the semi-submersible drilling rig ‘Ocean Apex’ throughout the one well campaign, estimated at approximately 90 days duration. Commencement of the contract will take place during Q4 2020, and the vessels will operate from Dampier.This represents BP’s first drilling campaign in Australia for several years and Solstad are pleased to be the vessel partner of choice to support BP’s activities. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

EU researchers complete naval corrosion protection study

first_img European researchers complete naval corrosion protection study European researchers, enterprises and academic organizations have completed a long-running study on ways to protect navy ships from corrosion.Dubbed the Corrosion Control for Navy Ships, the European Defence Agency (EDA) led project ran from 2013-2016 and resulted in a number of potential solutions and scientific publications on the corrosion problem.Increasing military requirements combined with environmental regulations, such as REACH, lead to critical situations in the sense that they put at risk the operational availability and running costs of navy ships in terms of corrosion and surface protection, EDA said.In addition, there is a requirement to extend repair intervals to 6-10 years in order to reduce maintenance levels and related costs, to maintain ship security and to comply with environmental regulations.In this context, the aim of the project was to consider new approaches and solutions for defining in particular the adapted conditions based maintenance.Through its extensive tests, the project produced positive results in the field of sensors and fouling treatment. One commercialised sensor, according to the EDA, offers a promising solution for on-board applications. Interesting results for new faster accelerated aging tests have also been obtained, showing the relevance to real in-service degradation of coatings and corrosion.EDA further said the study revealed that the process of data collection is especially challenging in terms of measuring on-board currents. A database including relevant and usable data for modeling of cathodic protection was created. Collection and integration of such data into an improved numerical model will help optimise the systems used by navies of all participating countries.The project was managed and funded by France (DGA), Germany (WiWEB), Italy (Marina Difensa) and UK (DSTL) in the frame of the European Defence Agency, and carried out by Institut de la Corrosion (Project leader, France) DCNS research (France), Centro Sviluppo Materiali (Italy), CNR-ISMAR (Italy), BAE Systems (UK), University of Southampton (UK) and AISH technologies (UK) with contribution from DGA (France), BWA WIWeB and BWB WTD 71 (Germany). Back to overview,Home naval-today European researchers complete naval corrosion protection study View post tag: Technology February 8, 2017 View post tag: EDA Authorities Share this article View post tag: Anti-corrosionlast_img read more

The ALS Association Thanks Village ShopRite for Raising Over $95,000 for the 2016 Ocean…

first_imgVillage ShopRite has supported the Walk to Defeat ALS® for over a decade The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter shares its deepest gratitude to Village ShopRite and their customers for raising $95,000 this summer to support the Ocean City Board… Walk to Defeat ALS. For over a decade, Village ShopRite employees have sold paper feet to customers to support the Walk to Defeat ALS and to help fund local ALS care services. This year, the participating stores greatly surpassed their original goal of raising $75,000, demonstrating the energy, dedication, and cooperation of Village ShopRite employees, management, and customers. The Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® takes place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 17 at the 6th Street Athletic Complex in Ocean City, NJ. Join Village ShopRite and over 1,000 supporters by registering at www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.orgSpecial thanks goes towards the top five participating Village ShopRite stores.1. Chester, raising $7,807“We had to think outside the box this year to meet our goal.  We started selling hot dogs in front of the store and quickly realized we could better service customers if we had a drive thru.  This was one of the biggest hits of the two week campaign. We’re so happy that our customers and associates stepped up this year to take the top spot and provide almost eight thousand dollars towards an amazing cause.” Scott Holds – Store Assistant Manager ShopRite of Chester2. Rio Grande, raising $6,917This store had the most creative ice bucket challenge, and partnered with the local fire department to make a maximum splash!https://www.facebook.com/117369858289358/videos/1435945533098444/3. Marmora, raising $6,786“ShopRite of Marmora had one of the highest goals in the company, and thanks to our generous customers, we blew it away!” – Nicolletta Ciccarone, Store Assistant Manager ShopRite of Marmora4. Somers Point, raising $6,097ShopRite of Somers Point even invited Pikachu to their ice bucket challenge!https://www.facebook.com/ShopRite.SomersPoint/videos/1234606996563901/5. Hammonton, raising $5,831The staff at the ShopRite of Hammonton enthusiastically worked the hot dog station each weekend to serve up dogs for $1.00 donations.  Every hot dog sold helped this store reach a total of $5,831.“All of us at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter are grateful and humbled by the tremendous response from Village ShopRite and their Customers,” said Chapter Executive Director Jim Pinciotti. “The employees at these stores are making a direct difference in improving the lives of ALS families. We are proud to walk with them at the Walk to Defeat ALS in Ocean City and will continue to walk with them until we have a cure.”Registration for the walk can be found at www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.orgThe ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is committed to leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives while providing them with compassionate care and support. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter has been the principal charity of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1984. Find out more at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest @alsphiladelphia.last_img read more

Press release: Government supports new measures to improve the safety of tenants

first_img Email [email protected] that all landlords (both social and private sector) must ensure that their property is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout and where a landlord fails to do so, the tenant has the right to take legal action in the courts for breach of contract on the grounds that the property is unfit for human habitation If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid today (14 January 2018) confirmed government support for new legislation that will help ensure rented homes are safe and give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties.The government has already introduced a range of powers for local authorities enabling them to crack down on the minority of landlords who rent out unsafe or substandard accommodation. This includes being able to fine failing landlords up to £30,000 and from April this year councils will also be able to issue banning orders to kick the worst offenders out of the business.However public safety is paramount which is why government will support further measures proposed by Karen Buck MP in a Private Member’s Bill to protect tenants in both the social and private rented sectors.This will give them another route to take direction action and take their landlords to court if they don’t ensure their property is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout.Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said: Local authority powers to deal with landlords who rent out unsafe of substandard accommodation:The Housing Health and Safety Rating System – which was introduced by the Housing Act 2004 – is already used by local authorities to assess whether a property contains potentially serious risks to the health and safety of the occupants.Where a property does contain hazards, local authorities have strong powers under the Housing Act 2004 to require that landlords make necessary improvements to a property. Where a property contains potentially serious risks to the health and safety of the occupants, the local authority must take appropriate action requiring the landlord to reduce or remove the risk.Government has brought forward a whole suite of measures to make sure local authorities effectively tackle rogue landlords who let unfit properties, including: Office address and general enquiries Contact form https://forms.communit… General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Social media – MHCLG 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DFcenter_img Media enquiries a database of rogue landlords and property agents convicted of certain offences banning orders for the most serious and prolific offenders And we’ve got plans to introduce in April 2018: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live. Councils already have wide-ranging powers to crack down on the minority of landlords who rent out unsafe and substandard accommodation. However, public safety is paramount and I am determined to do everything possible to protect tenants. That is why government will support new legislation that requires all landlords to ensure properties are safe and give tenants the right to take legal action if landlords fail in their duties. Further informationGovernment has worked with Karen Buck MP to draft and publish the Private Member’s Bill on Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability of Housing Standards).The Bill ensures: introducing, in April 2017, civil penalties up to £30,000, with the local authority able to keep the proceeds to fund enforcement extension of Rent Repayment Orders to cover illegal eviction, breach of a banning order or failure to comply with certain statutory notices (introduced April 2017) £12 million made available (2011-16) to a range of local authorities with acute problems with rogue landlords, resulting in the inspection of over 70,000 properties and more than 5,000 landlords facing further action or prosecution for breaking the law enabling the local authority to introduce a selective licensing scheme allowing it to target enforcement action where private rented housing in a particular area is suffering from or causing specific problems consulted on extending mandatory licensing of houses in multiple occupation, and following this will shortly be laying regulations Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209last_img read more

Press release: PM statement on the New Zealand attack: 15 March 2019

first_imgPrime Minister Theresa May’s statement on the New ZealandI have been in contact this morning with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to express the UK’s deepest condolences at the horrifying terrorist attack that took place at two mosques in Christchurch.To target Muslims as they were attending their place of worship is despicable. And our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand, with the families and friends of those who have died in these attacks and with all those who have been injured. The UK stands ready to support New Zealand however we can.Through terror attacks that have taken place on UK soil we know only too well the pain that such horrifying attacks can cause. As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the UK and around the world.There can be no place in our societies for the vile ideology that drives and incites hatred and fear. Together we will defeat those who seek to destroy our values, our way of life and seek to divide us.last_img read more

Video: Bakers’ demo on film

first_imgCraft bakers from across the UK came out in force yesterday for a demonstration in London to oppose  the 20% tax on hot food such as pies and pasties. British Baker talked to individuals from the industry about the importance of the day, why the tax should not go ahead and what they would want to say to Chancellor George Osborne if they had the opportunity.YouTube link: http://youtu.be/RTsMSepQgUAlast_img

Graham Nash Puts An End To More Crosby Stills & Nash

first_imgGraham Nash, one third of the legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash, may just have finally had enough of their amazing harmonizing. After almost fifty years of working with Stephen Stills and David Crosby, the long English born Nash finds has finally reached a breaking point.  In an interview with the Dutch magazine Lust For Life, Nash said, “You asked me if there’s more of CSN? My answer is ‘no,’ and that’s very sad, because we’re pretty good… But I am currently not so fond of David Crosby. He treated me horrible the past two years. Really, really awful… Forty-five years I’ve been there for him to save his ******* ass, but he treats me like I’m dirt.”Formed from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies and The Byrds, CSN was born by an impromptu sing-a-long at the home of Joni Mitchell. The trio of vocalists, as well as all in earshot, were amazed by the achingly beautiful blend of voices. Through their storied career, their lyrical topics ranged from the polarizing politics of the power of hope and love. Backstage, however, it was rarely a love fest. David Crosby had been fired from The Byrds in 1967 over personality conflicts, and his tenure in CSN has been marked with similar issues, particularly with one time member Neil Young.  In 2014, Crosby made remarks about Young’s new wife, Daryl Hannah, calling her a “…purely poisonous predator.”At the beginning of that most recent spat between Crosby and Young, Nash was still hopeful of a CSNY reunion, saying, “You can never say never in this business.” But apparently, somewhere over the last two years, that attitude has changed. It’s ironic that three vocalists who can achieve such a perfect balance in song on stage can’t get along anywhere else.While we patiently hope time manages to heal these wounds, let’s remember why we love CSN so much with a couple of songs from their career making Woodstock appearance, Marrakesh Express and Blackbird.[H/T Ultimate Classic Rock, Photo by Eleanor Stills]last_img read more

The jive on java

first_img Related There may well be wisdom in wine, as Benjamin Franklin once noted, but when you really need to get stuff done, coffee is the midnight oil that many students choose to burn. It’s tasty, it’s cheap, and, around Harvard, there is no shortage of cafes at which to fuel and refuel that satisfy styles, tastes, budgets, and schedules.Coffee drinkers may even be healthier and less guilt-ridden than wine connoisseurs. A study by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health last year found that people who drink three to five cups a day may be less likely to die prematurely from some illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, than those who do not. Famed Harvard nutritionist Walter C. Willett says that coffee poses little to no health risk and may even confer benefits.The imminent arrival of fall also fuels thoughts of warm coffee. To that end, here are some of Harvard Square’s more noteworthy outlets:OFF CAMPUSAlgiers Coffee House (3)40 Brattle St.An iconic landmark of old Harvard Square where people used to pretend to read Camus while savoring small pots of fragrant Turkish coffee, today it’s a quirky café that’s retained its international flair, but is mostly a Moroccan-themed lunch spot for the grad student and faculty set or artist-types spread out at corner tables writing their novels. (There’s even a recent novel set in part there called “Harvard Square” by André Aciman.) Yes, they still serve Turkish coffee and those delicious frappes, and if you need to stay awake for two days, try the Algiers special mint tea. There are backgammon and chess sets that procrastinators can borrow and a cool little roof deck overlooking Brattle Street.Café Pamplona (15)12 Bow St.Just around the corner from Adams House, this quiet, Hemingway-inspired nook has remained unchanged for decades and is ideal for leisurely sipping and people-watching from a clutch of umbrella-covered café tables out front. Limited menu, but there’s a large selection of teas if that’s your thing. A no-frills little hideaway best for reading a book, working on a paper, or just avoiding people for a bit. Health benefits a recurring theme in Harvard research How coffee loves us back Clover Food Lab (13)1326 Mass. Ave.Known for its inexpensive vegetarian takeout rather than its coffee (there are no frothy cappuccinos or frozen coffee drinks to be had), this is a hot spot for students who want a change from dining-hall fare and are fans of “pour over” coffee. The new location at Holyoke and Mass. Ave. is much smaller than the old Smith Campus Center site, so expect it to be loud and throbbing day and night. While minimalist and bright, with some old College tiles on the walls from a long-ago restaurant, it’s cozy but, with its fun atmosphere, you’re probably not going to get much work done. Electronic boards on the wall tell the Order Muppets and the time-challenged among us exactly how long it will take to get the food or coffee.Crema Cafe (6)27 Brattle St.Everyone seems to love this place. Arrive at dawn if you want a table, and be ready to wait, as there is almost never a time of day when there’s not a line. The café caters to coffee freaks (“crema” being the rich froth on a proper espresso), and serves a variety of single-source, direct-trade beans from roasters like George Howell Coffee and high-quality baked goods made in-house. With two levels of seating, it’s a fashionable place to meet for lunch, but don’t expect too much if you need quiet or are in a rush, as the space is raucously loud.Darwin’s Ltd. (1)148 Mt. Auburn St.A little hike from the Yard and the Houses, this crunchy hipster hive is worth a visit if you’re over by Radcliffe, the American Repertory Theater, or Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. There are lots of small tables and benches with bearded patrons pecking away on laptops enjoying a bespoke $5 cold-brew. If you get hungry, Darwin’s takeout counter next door sells “comestibles,” a haughty way of saying tasty gourmet sandwiches, salads, and other lunch items. The staff is more likely to be overheard discussing the music reviews they’re writing on spec for Pitchfork than talking about customers. Warning: There’s a strict “no cell phones” policy, so don’t be that guy/gal.A Harvard College senior enjoys the hodgepodge of books at Algiers in Harvard Square. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerDunkin Donuts61 Church St. (4)65 JFK St. (20)Harvard MBTA station (lower level) (11)1001 Mass. Ave. at Bow St. (14)The fastest way to sound like a local in Boston is to discuss the weather, the Red Sox, or Dunkin Donuts. The ubiquitous, blue-collar chain originated here and is the great social equalizer around these parts, offering mild-tasting, workaday joe and doughnuts for those on a budget or who simply don’t care about the terroir of the Guatemalan soil where their coffee beans were grown. There’s a distinctly franchise feel here, as one might expect. The JFK Street location is a favorite of Kennedy School students and the River Houses, while the Church Street one is a little hallway by the Ed School that will get you through in a pinch. The T station outlet works well when the overhead sign says it’ll be “5 minutes” for your train to arrive.Flour Bakery (opening Oct.) (2)114 Mt. Auburn St.Harvard alum Joanne Chang’s insanely popular bakery empire comes to the Square this fall. Noted for its friendly and homey vibe, Flour features Kava coffee for those who prefer a toasty taste to the sweet, dark roasts served elsewhere. The baked goods range from whole pies and cakes to offbeat gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads delivered by a fun, attitude-free staff. If it’s true to form, expect to wait for everything. It’ll be loud, and finding an empty table may require jujitsu, but that’s because you’ll want to stay all day. Be green by bringing your own cup, and the coffee is half-price. Don’t miss the life-changing pecan sticky buns and the breakfast egg sandwiches.Peet’s Coffee100 Mt. Auburn St. (5)24 JFK St. (inside Capital One retail) (8)The San Francisco-based chain has a strong following, and the centrally located Mount Auburn location is constantly bustling. The place was just remodeled with added picnic tables and window benches that overlook historic Winthrop Park and some limited outdoor tables, if you can snag one. Peet’s makes a strong iced coffee, and offers a very limited selection of bagels and scones from Iggy’s, a fine local bakery. The other outlet is inside the new Capital One digital banking lounge — there are no tellers or loan officers, but there are a couple of ATMs and super-secure Wi-Fi so you can do your online banking or surfing without worry. Sure, it’s a bit dark and sterile, but it’s clean and rarely crowded, and there’s fresh-ground nutmeg on the condiment bar. Who does that? Student groups and nonprofits can reserve a small private conference room at no charge. Capital One cardholders get 50 percent off drinks any time. For night owls, Harvard students with IDs get coffee half-price between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. that’s free (!) if they pay with their cards.Starbucks1380 Mass. Ave. (9)36 JFK St. (inside The Garage) (7)31 Church St. (21)468 Broadway (not pinned)Inside Harvard Coop Upper level (10)You’d think five Harvard locations would be overkill, but no: Cambridge loves its Starbucks. The Mass. Ave. store is a tourist hotspot where you can easily spend 20 minutes waiting for a tall cappuccino, so if time is an issue, order ahead on the app. Upstairs is a “reserve bar,” a very cool perch for studying or meeting that offers dramatic views of the Square, and baristas serving “coffee flights” from a special menu of exotic beans are within reach. The Garage location, in the former Coffee Connection space (a 1970s precursor to Starbucks), is less crowded and offers lots of large wooden booths and tables for camping out. This spot shares an HVAC system with the Indian takeout place next door, so get ready for the coffee/curry odor blend.Petsi Pies31 Putnam Ave. (16)Renee “Petsi” McLeod makes old-fashioned, Southern-inspired pies worth every tasty calorie. No surprise, then, that this charming little storefront is a cute food place with good coffee rather than a traditional coffee house. Expect to see lots of Mather House residents and those living in nearby graduate-student housing. It offers lots of small tables and seating, free Wi-Fi (the password is a directive we can fully support: “Eat more pie”), and they serve breakfast that even late risers can catch (12:30 p.m.). Sandwiches are generous, and who doesn’t love being able to order PB&J all day? Don’t miss the fresh scones or the chorizo-and-egg sandwich.Jenny’s Café inside the Harvard Art Museums is sleek, super-clean, and has that big-city museum feel. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerON CAMPUSCafé Gato RojoLehman Dudley House (12)This garden-level café is student-run, but open to the public and feels like you’re off campus without actually leaving the Old Yard. It’s adjacent to the freshman Houses, which is a nice bonus for those not yet familiar with Cambridge’s unforgiving winters. There’s good coffee and locally made bakery items at very reasonable prices to enjoy as you park yourself in one of the cute little study cubbies. Lots of grad students drop in, and many undergraduates work the counter, so chances are very good you’ll spy a friendly face.Café LamontFirst floor of Lamont Library (17)You must have your Harvard ID to enter. To quote one student, it’s “always, always, always crowded.” There are lots of cozy armchairs, Macs, and color printers to use in a pinch. Great for working on group projects, meeting up for a problem-set check, and doing interviews, though the vibe can be a little intense and high-stress. A favorite for those cramming or pulling all-nighters since it stays open until 2 a.m. most nights.The Arts CaféFirst floor of Barker Center (18)Tucked in a gorgeous, soaring rotunda inside the Barker Center off Quincy Street, this alcove feels decidedly more upscale and adult than others on this list, so maybe change out of the dirty sweatpants before you come here. Not a ton of tables, so scoring one may be a tall order. Either way, there’s a brief menu of breakfast and light lunch options from Hi-Rise Bakery, a popular, high-quality Cambridge bakery, and the coffee is from the nationally award-winning roasters Counter Culture.Jenny’s CaféFirst floor of Harvard Art Museums (19)Not a big College student crowd (you can’t pay with Board Plus, and the prices are on the higher end), but this café off the Calderwood Courtyard is sleek, super-clean, and has that big-city museum feel. It offers a sophisticated seasonal menu of baked goods, sandwiches, fresh juices, and fine coffee. This is a hidden gem that’s very popular with museum visitors and staffers in the know, though it maintains museum hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Still, there is no cost to get in and it’s open to the public.Additional reporting provided by Amanda Beattie ’17.SaveSaveSavelast_img read more

USA Today Names National Comedy Center Nations “Best New Museum”

first_imgWNYNewsNow File Image.JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today as part of the 2020 USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, according to an annoucement Friday.The National Comedy Center was one of 20 new museums nominated for the award by a panel of nationally-recognized travel journalists, tourism experts and USA Today editors for this USA Today travel award series, which celebrates outstanding destinations, attractions and experiences. All of the nominees were museums that opened over the past two years, including art galleries, science museums and children’s museums in cities across the United States and Canada, including Dallas, New Orleans, St. Louis, Seattle, New York City, St. Petersburg, FL , St. Paul, MN and Edmonton, Alberta.The Comedy Center was selected as the number one museum in the “Best New Museum” category by popular vote after a four-week voting period from January 20 through February 17, 2020.“We are tremendously proud to be named the Best New Museum in the United States and Canada,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “We have reimagined the museum experience with immersive exhibit design and unprecedented personalization. This distinction is a testament to the significance of comedy, and talented comedic artists, to our culture and our daily lives.” “Our visitors — from all 50 states and 18 countries — already know what a must-see destination the Comedy Center is,” added Gunderson. “We look forward to welcoming thousands more comedy fans from across the country and around the world to the Best New Museum, here in Jamestown, New York.”“The National Comedy Center team is grateful for the incredible support from our local community, the entire Western New York region, and from comedy fans across the country, all of whom voted for the Comedy Center to receive this national recognition and high honor” said Tom Benson, National Comedy Center project chairman. “It’s tremendous validation of the hard work and vision of our staff and board, our partner organizations, and our community, who believed in this project and worked tirelessly to make it happen.”“The National Comedy Center is one of my favorite places in the world, and I am thrilled that everyone will now know what I already knew — it is absolutely the best new museum in the country. It’s an extraordinary showplace for all things comedic –- and interactive from the moment you walk in. I promise you will smile from beginning to end. Now that the Comedy Center is officially the country’s Best New Museum, you need to make plans to visit. You won’t be disappointed,” said Lewis Black, comedian, actor, author and National Comedy Center Advisory Board member.New York State Executive Director of Tourism Ross D. Levi said, “We are very excited that USA Today readers chose the National Comedy Center as the best new museum in the US and Canada. Anyone who loves comedy should plan a pilgrimage to this world-class, one-of-a-kind attraction as part of a New York State vacation that includes nearby destinations like the Lucy Desi Museum, the Chautauqua Institution, Panama Rocks and Niagara Falls.”Last summer the National Comedy Center was named by TIME magazine as one of the “World’s Greatest Places” and People magazine selected it as one of its “100 Reasons to Love America.”In early 2019, the National Comedy Center was nominated for the USA Today Readers’ Choice “Best New Attraction” award, where it was voted #2 out of 20 new attractions by USA Today readers and chosen as the #1 museum and #1 ticketed attraction in the USA Today poll.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Carole King’s Beautiful Broadway Surprise for Jessie Mueller

first_img View Comments King shocked everyone when she walked on stage during Jarrod Spector’s curtain speech for the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS pledge drive. Watch the videos below to see the astonished reaction of Mueller and the stars as well as their emotional impromptu performance of “You’ve Got a Friend” with King. Carole King, who famously said she wouldn’t see Beautiful, the Broadway bio-musical about her, surprised the cast on April 3 when she caught the show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. King said in a statement: “Jessie Mueller and company are fantastic and it was so joyous to be there. I couldn’t be more proud.” Related Shows Star Filescenter_img Jessie Mueller Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more